"Ode to NAAEE"—A Poem by Gabriela Mezeiová
Humphrey Fellow Gabriela Mezeiová composed a poem about her time at NAAEE, supporting the work of our Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP) team. Thank you for your dedication to environmental work, Gabi! Learn more about the GEEP programs around the world at thegeep.org
"Ode to NAAEE"
The North American Association
Has a hard-to-pronounce abbreviation.
I felt like a little working bee!
Focusing on environmental education
While ever-changing my location.
Absorbing, networking, learning
While Canadian forests are burning.
Changing education by educating for change
Isn’t life strange?
I learned sustainability in the U.S.
My life is honestly the best.
Living the N-double-A-double-E experience
Was a game-changing, very much needed professional essence
Once part of the family
Staying there forever
Dear Judy, Nina, Anne, everyone, and Emily
I will keep my professional affiliation together with you in my heart
And stay connected, brave, and clever.